3 Amber Heard defamation claims about Johnny Depp to spark legal battle

The defamation lawsuit between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard ended earlier today as rulings were made in his initial lawsuit against the Washington Post newspaper and in her counterclaim.

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Johnny Depp wins Amber Heard defamation case

The high-profile defamation case between Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard reached a verdict earlier today, with both awarded damages to the other.

The Pirates of the Caribbean actor, 58, sued the Aquaman star, 36, for $50 million over an article about domestic violence published in the Washington Post in 2018.

Depp argued that the article implied he abused Heard, though it did not directly name him – with him claiming that the op-ed affected his ability to work.

She has contested the $100 million, with the case between the former couple – who were married between 2015 and 2017 – being heard in Fairfax County, Virginia, in recent weeks.







Amber Heard is sued by ex-husband Johnny Depp over comments made during a press conference in 2018
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The jury supported Depp in his case against Heard, awarded him $15 million in punitive damages, and upheld one of Heard’s counterclaims, awarding him a $2 million award. la for her.

We have put together a summary of the statements at the heart of both elements of the case, as set forth in the judgment delivered in court today.

Depp’s #1 claim

The first ruling made in court concerns a statement made in the online version of the Washington Post op-ed, which Depp has claimed is defamatory against him.

The statement in question, as outlined in the verdict, read: “I have spoken out against sexual violence and faced the outrage of our culture. That must change.”

The jury found that Depp proved all of the defamatory elements involved in the claim and that it was made or published by Heard – and that it was about him.

In addition, they discovered that it was false and that it had defamatory connotations about Depp – and they found that the implication was “designed and intended” by Heard.

They found that it conveyed a defamatory connotation to someone who saw it other than Depp, and he proved it was created with “genuine malice” by Heard.







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Depp’s claim #2

The second statement Depp claimed was made in the print edition of the op-ed as well as the online edition, and the jury found it in his favor.

The statement in question read: “Two years ago, I became a public figure representing domestic abuse and I feel the full force of our culture’s outrage at women speak out”.

The jury found that Depp proved all elements of defamation and that it was made or published by Heard, as well as claiming it was about Depp.

They also found that it was false and had defamatory implications about Depp – with the jury finding that the implication was “designed and on purpose” by his ex-wife.

The jury found it to be defamatory to someone who saw it other than Depp, and he proved that it had been created with “genuine malice” by Heard.

Request Depp #3

The final statement of Depp’s statement appeared in print and online. It read: “I had the rare advantage of seeing in real time how organizations protect men accused of abuse.”

The jury found that he proved all the libel elements to it and that it was either made or published by Heard, just as it was about Depp.

It was increasingly found to be false and defamatory about Depp – with them finding that the implication was “designed and intended” by Heard.

The jury found it defamatory to someone who saw it other than Depp and he proved it was created with “genuine malice” by her.

Overall, as a result of the three rulings, Depp was awarded $10 million and $5 million in punitive damages.







The jury upheld one of Heard’s three counterclaims against Depp
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Heard request #1

The statements in Heard’s counterclaim are understood to have been made by Depp’s attorney Adam Waldman, allegedly “acting as an agent” for his client.

The first statement in her lawsuit against Depp, appeared in an online Daily Mail article in 2020, claiming it was defamation against her.

The statement in question read: “Amber Heard and her friends in the media use sexual violence allegations masquerading as swords and shields depending on their needs.”

The statement continued: “They chose several ‘facts’ about her sexual violence hoax as swords, injuring the public and Mr. Depp.”

The jury found that she failed to prove all the elements of defamation related to the claim.

Heard request #2

The second statement outlined in Heard’s counterclaim appeared in an online Daily Mail article in 2020.

The statement in question read: “Very simply this was an ambush, a hoax. They set up Mr. Depp by calling the police but the first attempt was unsuccessful.

“Employees went to the penthouses, searched and interviewed, and left after seeing no physical or property damage.

“So Amber and her friends poured some wine and cleaned up the place, worked out their story under the direction of a lawyer and journalist, then made a second call to 911.”

The jury found that Heard substantiated all of the defamatory elements in the statement and that it was made or published by Waldman while “acting on behalf of” Depp.

They discovered that the statement in question was about Heard and that it was false, with members of the jury noticing that it had been seen by someone other than her.

It was further revealed in the verdict that the jury found that Heard proved that the statement was made with Waldman’s “genuine malice”.







Both parties were awarded damages, although Depp was awarded a much higher amount
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Heard request #3

The third and final statement in her lawsuit appeared in an online Daily Mail article in 2020.

The statement in question read: “We’ve reached the beginning of the end of Miss Heard’s abusive hoax against Johnny Depp.”

The jury found that she failed to prove all the elements of defamation related to the claim.

Overall, as a result of such rulings, Heard was awarded $2 million in damages.

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